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Rave-TZ
02-28-2013, 06:28 PM
As I mentioned in my intro, I'm interested in bringing maps into the real world. For this I purchased a Full Spectrum Laser Pro 24" x 36" 90 watt CO2 laser cutter (Product Page (http://fslaser.com/products/lasers/pro-series/36x24-laser-engraver-and-cutter)). After doing some initial tests making etches in slate and cutting a Chrono Trigger clock, I finally took a stab at making a map.

This is very much a work in progress. It has spelling errors and is missing fine details, but it gets the point across.

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- Max -
02-28-2013, 06:43 PM
Interesting job!
*Sad that it's (again) a Middle Earth map (Max, oversaturated of Tolkien's maps)* :D :D

Rave-TZ
02-28-2013, 07:46 PM
Interesting job!
*Sad that it's (again) a Middle Earth map (Max, oversaturated of Tolkien's maps)* :D :D

Please suggest another. This one was easy to convert so I chose it. I'm looking for a good app to obtain topographical data from real regions as well as fantasy worlds.

feanaaro
02-28-2013, 11:30 PM
Cool, are you going to sell these things?

arsheesh
03-01-2013, 01:36 PM
Cool concept. Look forward to seeing more.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Rave-TZ
03-01-2013, 04:16 PM
Cool, are you going to sell these things?

Thats the plan :)

- Max -
03-01-2013, 04:19 PM
So I guess the tolkien's map is a good choice ;)

Eilathen
03-02-2013, 09:08 AM
This looks awesome! Very cool idea!

But:

So I guess the tolkien's map is a good choice ;)

As someone who likes to err on the side of caution...no, it's not. Because i somehow doubt that Rave-TZ has the permission of Tolkien Estates and/or Middle-Earth Enterprises to make money with the ME map.
If you do, Rave-TZ, no offence intended. I just think you should be extra careful.